The President of Kyrgyzstan called on the country’s corrupted, dysfunctional judicial and national security agencies to launch a merciless fight against graft, saying the problem is already threatening national security, the Times of Central Asia reported on Sunday.
A court in Bishkek found the head of a Kyrgyz opposition party and his co-defendant guilty of corruption and sentenced them to eight years in prison each, RFE/RL reported Wednesday.
Kyrgyz law enforcement officers arrested a criminal gang suspected of murder, robbery, vehicle theft and other crimes, Kyrgyz Interior Ministry’s press service reported Monday.
The head of an Kyrgyz opposition party and an ex-minister went on trial Monday for allegedly receiving US$ one million from a Russian businessman for helping him buy a Kyrgyz mobile operator.
Kyrgyzstan authorities charged a pro-government lawmaker for illegally transferring agricultural land into private hands and pocketing the money while acting as a regional governor, authorities told OCCRP on Tuesday.
Authorities in Kyrgyzstan charged a member of the country’s opposition party Ata-Meken and former Minister of Justice with corruption and barred him from leaving the country while investigations are underway, local media reported.
Kyrgyzstan authorities detained Sunday a prominent opposition leader on charges of fraud and corruption, which he and his supporters say are politically motivated.
A senior prosecutor in Kyrgyzstan survived an explosion on Friday in what media reported as an attempted bomb assassination.
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Temir Sariyev resigned Monday over allegations of corruption, Reuters reported, triggering the resignation of his entire cabinet.
Kyrgyz parliamentary deputy Khadzhimurat Korkmazov has allegedly been caught red-handed accepting a US$ 100,000 bribe, according to the Kyrgyz National Security Committee.
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